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Ukraine's forgotten security guarantee: The Budapest Memorandum

08 Dec 2014 10:45 AM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

Ukraine's forgotten security guarantee: The Budapest Memorandum

Twenty years ago, Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees from Russia and the West. Today Kyiv feels betrayed - and not merely by Moscow.

A Budapest Memorandum meeting in 2014 inside a guilded yellow state room.

Until recently, the existence of a decades-old Ukraine security guarantee was known only by security experts and some politicians. But ever since the Russian annexation of Crimea, Ukraine is now, more than ever recalling that so-called Budapest Memorandum. DW  Детальніше-Read More

 

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